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Iron Deficiency Anemia and Hearing Loss

An easy to correct form of hearing loss may be connected to iron deficiency anemia (IDA), per a newly released study in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. The study overseen by Kathleen M. Schieffer, B.S., of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa., and her colleagues examined the possible association between sensorineural hearing […]

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Balancing Priorities as Integrative Healthcare Providers

Relationships, priorities, and a life worth living when serving as a physician Essay by Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, Director of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University. Relationships are a key component to success — and sometimes failure — not only on the job but also in one’s life. Whether it’s our relationships […]

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TOP READ Newly Found Lymphatic System Connects Brain & Immunity

You can forget everything you learned in medical school about the lymphatic system (well, not everything). But researchers at the University of Virginia found undiscovered vessels that directly connect the brain and lymphatic system, as published in Nature. Despite decades of contrary opinions they did not exist, this changes everything we understand diseases like autism, […]

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Opioids may exacerbate pain, new study shows

Increasingly practitioners are voicing concerns about the long-term safety of opioid medications for treating chronic pain. Since 2000, nearly 165,000 lives have been lost from addiction to prescription opioids, according to federal reports. A new study by professors at University of Colorado Boulder shows the escalation of opioid prescriptions for pain may actually contribute to […]

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Medical Words of the Year: Mindfulness in Medicine

Surreal is Webster’s Dictionary 2016 word of the year. From the Brussels and Paris attacks to the election, emotions were high and answers didn’t come easily. And, as we enter into a new year, the status of healthcare in American remains a bit of a mystery. If it were possible to collectively monitor the blood […]

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Postnatal supplementation and early life infant stress

Postnatal supplementation with micronutrients could play a role in countering the negative effects of early life stress (ES) for infants. The significance of this recent study shows that when lactating mothers receive adequate essential miconutrients their children are less likely to suffer from cognitive problems later in life as a result of ES. Research published […]

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Enjoy Professional Learning with CASI 2017 TED-Style Talks

Do you enjoy learning more about functional medicine, but wish medical conferences had a little more zing than zag and lag? Then you won’t want to miss the Clinical and Scientific Insights (CASI) conference on functional medicine, by Design’s for Health. This year’s conference chair, David Brady, ND has organized a line up of leading […]

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